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From 1919: President Éamon de Valera on Ireland’s right to independence
Éamon de Valera
March 14, 2023
In advance of a visit to the United States in 1919, Irish patriot and politician Éamon de Valera argued in America's pages that Ireland deserved full independence from England.
Archbishop John Quinn in 1989: Abortion breeds insensitivity to the sacredness of human life
John R. Quinn
January 24, 2023
The archbishop of San Francisco writes on the immorality and legal dangers of abortion in 1989.
From 1936: Fulton Sheen on Catholicism, Communism and the need for intolerance
January 10, 2023
If the world is to be saved from the evils of communism, Archbishop Fulton Sheen argued, only the Catholic Church, with its intolerance for falsehood, is up to the task.
The Nativity’s reminder: God isn’t just for us. God is with us.
December 22, 2022
At Christmas we can rejoice in a uniquely rich and mysterious gift, the new personal presence of “God with us.”
Dorothy Day’s obituary from 1980: ‘All Was Grace’
December 08, 2022
After Dorothy Day's death in 1980, her biographer William Miller wrote her obituary for America, noting that "the amazing thing about her life was the improbability of it all."
Interview: Andrew Sullivan on being openly gay and Catholic
Thomas H. Stahel
November 10, 2022
In 1993, America executive editor Thomas H. Stahel, S.J., interviewed the prominent political pundit Andrew Sullivan on, among other issues, homosexuality and the Catholic Church.
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